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Feb 28,2022

Several ships heading for Ukraine diverted

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on the evening of the 21st to recognize the "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine, the deterioration of Russia-Ukraine relations has accelerated.


According to CCTV news, on the 24th local time, Ukrainian military facilities were attacked by missiles, and Russian landing operations began in the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov. According to reports, Russian troops have landed in Odesa, Ukraine's largest port city. Subsequently, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces "refuted rumors" on Facebook: saying that the information about the landing of Russian troops in Odesa was not true.



According to CCTV news client news, on February 24, local time, Grashchenko, assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said that a military unit of the Ukrainian armed forces in Odesa was attacked by bombers.


According to the daily economic news, a friend in Odessa reported that there are already Russian troops and chariots driving on the road in Odessa.

The city of Odessa, where the Russian army landed, is famous for its port. Odesa Port is the largest port in Ukraine and one of the largest ports on the Black Sea coast. As a natural non-frozen port, water transportation is developed. In 2021, Odesa Port will complete container throughput. The amount is 671,500 TEU.

About 70% of Ukraine's imports and exports are transported by water, of which the Port of Odesa is responsible for about three-quarters. Before the war, Odessa was regarded by various analysts as a battleground for Russia.

According to global AIS data, there are currently 35 ships in the port of Odesa. One of the Hong Kong-registered container ships just docked at Odessa Container Terminal on 2022-02-24 Beijing time.

Pre-arrival ships show that many ships planning to go to Odesa have urgently adjusted their routes and anchored outside Ukrainian waters. One of the Panamanian-flagged cargo ships is already returning from the trajectory.

According to the latest AIS data, two suspected Russian warships have been guarded outside Ukrainian waters.